Award winning author Mary Anna Evans will be appearing on Wednesday, June 26th at 1 p.m. in the W.T. Bland Public Library.
Ms. Evans will speak on her sixth novel in the Faye Longchamp mystery series, Strangers. Faye and Joe have founded an archaeological consulting firm and landed their first big project at a historic home in St. Augustine, Florida. America's oldest city is the perfect place for archaeologists to dig up the past, but four centuries is long enough for the city to have accumulated some skeletons that should probably stay buried and some ghosts that can't be exorcised. Within a day of their arrival, a lovely young woman has disappeared, leaving behind a smear of blood, a collection of priceless artifacts, and a note asking for Faye's help. Within two days, the missing woman's boyfriend is found floating in the Matanzas River, his throat slashed. The detective in charge of the case, who believes that the artifacts are a key to solving the crime, hires Faye as a consultant to track down their origin.
Sponsored by the Mount Dora Library Association. Books will be available for purchase from Raintree Books.
Mary Anna has degrees in physics and engineering, but her heart is in the past. Her series character, Faye Longchamp, lives the exciting life of an archaeologist, and Mary Anna envies her a little. Mary Anna is a recent recipient of the Mississippi Library Association's Mississippi Author Award and Phi Mu Fraternity's Book of the Biennium Award, and her novels have received recognitions including a spot on Voice of Young America's (VOYA) list of "Adult Mysteries with Young Adult Appeal." They have been on the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's (IMBA) bestseller list and have been designated Notable Books by Booksense and IndieBound. Mary Anna has won the Florida Historical Society's Patrick D. Smith Florida Literature Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, and two Florida Book Awards Bronze Medals. Her books have been nominated for ForeWord Magazine's Boo